The JCU Townsville Fire has announced that assistant coach Claudia Brassard will take charge of tonight’s game against Dandenong at Townsville RSL Stadium in the absence of Chris Lucas.
Earlier this week, Lucas returned to Adelaide to deal with a non-basketball related issue.
Lucas is expected to return to the helm ahead of next week’s road trip to Perth and Adelaide.
Since joining the Fire’s coaching panel in 2013/14, Brassard has coached the team on two occasions and boasts an unblemished record and will be assisted by Mark Wrobel and Rachael McCully.
The Fire and the Rangers tip-off in the top-of-the-table clash at Townsville RSL Stadium from 7pm.
The match will be broadcast on Periscope.